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Commander: Europe at War is a turn based strategy game taking place during World War II. The player can opt to play as the allies or axis forces in a game that spans the entire European chapter of the war. Or play one of the 6 included scenarios such as Operation Barbarossa, D Day or the Grand Campaign.

The game is presented on a map of Europe, part of the US and Africa with a hexagonal grid. There are 12 different types of units and historical commanders that can be put in charge of certain units. The player can also put researchers to work on 50 different inventions that can give you an advantage in the war. The outcome of individual attacks is determined by a number parameters such as morale, supply lines, equipment and training.

Multiplayer is possible in hotseat, online or through play-by-email.


Commander: Europe at War Windows Map overview
Commander: Europe at War Windows Fall Blau
Commander: Europe at War Windows Germany against Poland
Commander: Europe at War Windows Research Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Командир. Западный фронт" -- Russian spelling
  • "Military History Commander: Europe at War" -- UK Re-release title
  • "Commander: Европа в огне" -- Russian spelling
  • "Commander: Europe at War Gold" -- US re-release title

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Critic Reviews

Out Of Eight Jul 01, 2007 7 out of 8 88
EGC Games 2007 85 out of 100 85
GamePlasma Apr 01, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
AceGamez 2007 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Jun 30, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games ( Aug 19, 2007 75 out of 100 75
IGROMANIA Dec, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Total PC Gaming Apr 02, 2009 6.4 out of 10 64 Feb 07, 2008 62 out of 100 62
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2008 60 out of 100 60


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The Kameleon Project

Commander: Europe at War is the first game developed under Slitherine Software's Kameleon Project incentive. It was set up to help independent development studios that lack resources in a certain area (art, graphics, design) cooperate with other studios to complete the project together.

Related Web Sites

  • Freeverse: EaW (The Macintosh publisher's product page for Commander: EaW, which offers additional details, a demo, and ordering information.)
  • Play for the Fate of the World (An Apple Games article about the Mac version of Commander: Europe at War (January, 2008).)
vedder (42665) added Commander: Europe at War (Windows) on Feb 13, 2009
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